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oinochoe

Name (wine jug) for a ceramic vessel with a handle and cloverleaf as well as round opening. In such pitchers were in the antiqueGreece Wine from the crater poured. It also contained other liquids, such as anointing oil. There were several variants such as Chous (also Chus of "pour", in the picture 370/360 BC) and Olpe (vessel, in the picture 550-530 BC). The Chous was the unit of measurement (3.28 liters) for participants of betting drinking. Such vessels are on numerous illustrations of the wine god Dionysos and the satyrs to find. See also below kantharos. drinking culture and wine vessels,

Oinochoe, Chpus (Chus), Olpe, Crater

Oinochoe: By Jastrow , Public domain, Link
Chous: By Felton Painter - Jastrow , Public Domain, Link
Olpe: By Amasis - Jastrow , Public domain, Link
Crater: From User: Bibi Saint-Pol , Public domain, Link

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